Daisho Mounted in Excellent Higo Koshirae
Dai / Wakizashi
Izumi no kami Kunisada
Sho / Tantō
Den Bushū Shimizu Hisayoshi (伝武州清⽔久義) ‒ Attributed to Shimizu
Hisayoshi from Musashi province
Blade length ~ 28.5 cm
No Signature: suriage, machi-okuri, and mumei
Shape: hira-zukuri, iori-mune
hamon (刃紋) ‒ Hardening: gunome-midare
bōshi (鋩⼦) ‒ Hardening in tip: sugu-chō with a maru-kaeri
nakago (中⼼) ‒ Tang: mekugi-ana (⽬釘⽳) 1,
yasurime (鑢): kiri
Made around Tenpō (天保, 1830-1844)
Togidashizame-kise nibu-kizami-saya Higo-daishō-koshirae
(研出鮫着⼆分刻鞘肥後⼤⼩拵え) ‒ Higo-daishō-koshirae featuring
finely ribbed scabbards covered with polished rayskin
Measurements: Dai 85.6 cm,
Shō 56.8 cm
koshirae (拵え) ‒ Mounting: Both hilts covered with white same and wrapped hishimaki
style with brown smoked leather.
Fuchigashira of dai and shō
of silver with takabori relief of waves.
Menuki of dai and shō
of shakudō, in katachibori, with iroe accents, depicting shishi
Tsuba of round shape with two hitsu-ana, of polished
iron with raised sukinokoshi-mimi, sukashi openwork
design, zōgan inlay, iroe accents, depicting ivy over lattice,
Both Tsuba Signed: “Hishū-jū Tsunekatsu” (肥州住常勝).
Kozuka of polished iron with takabori relief, zōgan inlay, iroe accents,
depicting gourd and bee/wasp.
Wari-kōgai of polished iron
with takabori relief, zōgan inlay, iroe accents, depicting
sponge gourd and bee/wasp.
Kōgai of wakizashi depicting
sponge gourd and bee/wasp as well.
late Edo period
shinsaʼin natsuʼin (審査員捺印) ‒ Seals of Judges: 5 seal